Hello all, it's great to find a community of fellow backstage artists! I am especially interested in connecting with other scenic painters. I own my own decorative painting business, Only Faux You, Inc. in the Chicago area. I am also an active set dec/scenic painter for many local community and highschool districts. I'm originally from the Bay Area, in California (hence the Golden Gate bridge avitar), and received a BA in Theatre from Cal State University, Northridge many years ago. After working in corporate America as a trainer/tech writer for more than 20yrs and 3 layoffs, I decided it was time to follow my heart back into more artistic endevours. When I'm not working in either residential or theatrical venues, I spend my time with my husband, two kids and our dog.